The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that people should wear cloth face coverings while in public in order to help slow the spread of the virus. As a result, lots of people have fired up their sewing machines in an effort to create their own cloth face masks or even sell within their communities.
Now that we know there’s a demand for cloth face coverings, not surprisingly, many retail companies and businesses have shifted gears to start creating cloth masks. Thankfully, this allows people who aren’t interested in crafting their own to go online and purchase one for themselves or their friends and family. If you’re looking for some affordable (and even stylish) face masks, check out one of these online retailers…
Etsy is a good place to start when looking for any kind of unique or handmade purchase. Not only does Etsy have tons of great options when it comes to face masks, you’ll sleep well knowing you’re supporting a local or small business owner who may need the extra support right now.
There are many different vendors selling cloth masks right now in a wide variety of colors, styles, and designs. Just make sure to pay close attention to any details on the seller’s site and that they meet the CDC’s requirements of a safe and protective face covering.
Casetify Reusable Cloth Mask
If you’re looking to purchase a mask while also giving back to the community, Casetify is the way to go! Everytime someone purchases one of their reusable masks, they will make a direct donation of a surgical mask to a health worker in need. Ahead of their efforts, Casetify has already donated 35,000 masks to Direct Relief.
Their masks are made with breathable cotton material that even includes a fitted filter in order to provide protection against larger particles in the air. They are also washable and come in four different color options: white, black, pink, and blue. These masks are available for only $15 USD each and can be bought in sets of 1, 3, or 10.
In addition to small shops and business owners, big retailers like Old Navy have jumped on board to start creating cloth face masks. Their masks include lots of fun and playful designs that appeal to kids and adults. Unlike some of the smaller shops, Old Navy’s masks are super affordable at the price of only $12.50 USD for five 3-ply woven masks.
They’ve also decided to give back to their community by donating 50,000 masks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and their counterpart Gap Inc has pledged to supply millions of PPE to frontline healthcare workers.
Looking for a face mask that your child will love? Disney recently announced they will be serving their community by creating cloth face masks for kids and adults. Their face masks feature all of their beloved characters, including Star Wars, Mickey Mouse, Disney Princesses, and animated PIXAR characters. These masks come in three different sizes and in packs of four for $19.99 each.
Their face masks have been such a hit, they’ve been able to donate one million cloth face masks for children and families in need, and $1 million in profits from the sales of their masks to MedShare to support the medical community.
SwaddleDesigns is a small business founded by a registered nurse in Seattle who originally started this company to make baby blankets. In recent months she has shifted her focus to manufacturing cloth face masks. Their masks are made with 2-layers of double-napped cotton flannel, and she recently introduced another 3-layer design. She also sells face masks for kids with super cute designs they will love!
While she has donated a great deal of masks to healthcare workers, she is now selling masks to the general public for under $10 at $9.99 each.
Unlike most of the other vendors on this list, Walmart gives consumers the option to buy face masks in bulk. This is a great option for anyone who’s shopping for the whole family, their workplace, etc. You can purchase their Pegasos Disposable Breathable 3 Ply Ear Loop Face Masks in packs of as much as 50 or even 100!
They are great for on the go or anyone who needs a larger supply. They range in price depending on the size of the pack but most sit around the $50 USD mark.
Alice and Olivia Staceface Protective Face Mask
The Alice and Olivia StaceFace Protective Face Mask is super stylish! It comes with a really cute print featuring a lady (presumably Stacy), and is 100-percent washable and reusable. Similar to many other brands, Alice and Olivia have committed to giving back during this time, so for every mask they sell they are donating another mask to a community in need.
According to their website, these masks are made from “jersey fabric” (4-percent viscose and 4-percent elastane) which makes them super soft and comfortable, as well as flexible so you don’t feel too constricted while wearing them. Each mask is sold for only $10.
Another big retailer that is now focused on making cloth face masks is Gap. Not only are their masks super chic coming in a number of different prints and designs, but they are soft, lightweight and provide full and safe coverage across the face. They include a triple-layer cotton with over the ear straps that are seamless and stretchy. They are sold in packs of 3 for the entire family at the small cost of only $15!
As the sister company to Old Navy, Gap is also donating 50,000 masks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and pledged to supply millions of PPE to frontline healthcare workers.
Rendall Co. has two different options when it comes to face masks. They have the Ace which is their premium accordion-folded mask that comes with elastic loops to secure the mask around your ears. They also have a Sentry which comes in the tie back style to give full coverage across your face. Both feature a 2-layer cotton covering and a pocket to insert your own filter. They also have copper nose bands to secure the mask more snuggly to the face.
You can buy their masks for $19 each or in a pack of four for $65. Every time someone buys a Rendall Co. face mask, they will donate a mask to essential workers and nonprofit organizations serving homeless people.
Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone recently launched a limited edition of non-medical cloth masks made from upcycled fabric. This collection is being made in their New York Garment District factory and in Los Angeles. Their masks are a little more expensive at $55 dollar for a 3 pack of masks, but they’ve vowed to donate $5 from each mask that is purchased to City Harvest.
Need something to brighten your day? Uncommon Goods is trying to spread cheer during this dark time with the message “after every storm comes a rainbow.” They are doing this by selling face masks with uplighting and inspirational designs that include bright colors and rainbows painted by kids around the world. Each mask also comes with a label that includes a positive message like “lift others up,” and “keep smiling.”
You can purchase their masks in sets of two, so you’ll always have on available, even when one is in the wash! In addition to all of this, they have also voided to share 100-percent of the profits from their sales to NYC Health and Hospitals.
The masks designed by LA Apparel are made from 100-percent cotton for maximum comfort. However, they do include a small metal band but this is what gives the mask structure so that it can be fitted and secure across the bridge of the nose. They also come with long straps that can be worn around the ears or with one band around the neck and the other around the top of the head.
There are a wide variety of colors from black to yellow, prints, and even multi colors. They are sold in packs of 3 for $30.
VIDA‘s masks are made with 2-layers of 100-percent cotton and a replaceable filter for added protection. According to VIDA, the straps and filters should be replaced every seven days to ensure safety. Thanks to their adjustable straps, you can order these masks for the whole family as they are one size fits all. Both adults and children aged 5 and older can wear them, so no need to hunt down another set of kid masks.
This company is joining many other companies in their efforts to give back by donating 10-percent of their profits to support San Francisco-Marin Food Bank NYC. Their masks are sold for only $10 each.
VistaPrint is another company that has shifted their business focus from making business cards to cloth face masks! Their face mask design includes a built in “Replaceable Filter System” that is made from 100-percent cotton inner layer and includes adjustable straps. You can purchase their masks for $18 USD each.
To take their cause even further, VistaPrint has vowed to donate 10-percent of their face mask sales to support small businesses. This is such a great cause since so many small businesses are suffering right now.
Normally one of the top bedding brands, Avocado Mattress has begun making reusable (as well as biodegradable) cloth masks out of certified organic cotton. These masks can be worn more than once and machine washable. There is no plastic used in the creation of these masks, even with cloth ties behind the head. They consist of two layers of 100-percent cotton with no plastic, elastic, or chemicals.
You can purchase these masks in packs of either 4 or 8, and according to Avocado Mattress, their masks are being sold at cost, not for profit.
When it comes from this company, you know your face masks is going to be comfortable and eco-friendly! Naturepedic is currently making face masks for adults using all organic materials. This means you don’t have to worry about any skin irritation from chemicals. Their masks offer lots of coverage, spanning from ear to ear acting as a face shield. While the ear straps are not elastic, they can be cinched for a more secure fit.
You can purchase their masks in packs of six for $39 USD or at the price of $6.50 USD per mask. This is a super affordable option for anyone looking to purchase a reusable mask that will last them for months to come! All Naturepedic masks will ship in 5 to 7 business days.
Love Your Melon
The company Love Your Melon is typically dedicated to making hat wear, specifically beanies, and raising money for children battling cancer in America. It was started by two friends, Zachary and Brian who wanted to create a business that had a “meaningful and positive social impact.”
They are selling reusable adult and kids cloth masks, as well as one time wear face masks. the single use masks are $10 each, and their reusable surgical masks for $15. All of their products are also “Buy One, Give One” for the medical community.